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No Meeting for the July 6th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

For observation of the 4th of July holiday this week, we will not be a meeting this Friday, July 6th. Our next Nonprofit Commons community meeting will be Friday, July 13, 2018 at our usual 8:30AM PT.

 

Psychological Benefits of Virtual Nature for June 29th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, June 29th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will be heading to the Science Circle Foundation event featuring Dr. Benny Rigaux-Bricmont presenting on the psychological benefits of virtual nature, and a tour of the virtual island of Natmoud. His current research project is focused on seniors in Second Life in order to analyze their behavior and the effects of digital immersion and quality in their real life.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 29th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:40 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
8:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Science Circle tour: SLurl https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Natmoud%20Island/52/137/28
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Virtual Worlds, Disability and New Cultures of the Embodied Self for June 22 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, June 22nd for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring Donna Davis and Tom Boellstorff presenting on their "Virtual Worlds, Disability, and New Cultures of the Embodied Self" research project. The researchers launched the community “Ethnographia" three years ago, creating a safe space for qualitative discussion, and therefore real research, on the individual experiences of anyone in Second Life who identifies, or is identified as, “disabled.” The research is supported by the University of California, Irvine; the University of Oregon; and a grant from the National Science Foundation (Cultural Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society).
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 22nd, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Virtual Worlds, Disability, and New Cultures of the Embodied Self 
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

The ENT Charitable Fund for the June 15th Nonprofit Commons meeting

Join us Friday, June 15th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting will feature Kaijah Chrome who will present to us about the ENT Charitable Fund whose purpose is to raise money which will be distributed among worthy charities, both within and external to Second Life. Kaijah will share how the development and revenue of the Sound Quiz game, a Matter of Time, and ENT SL Radio are financial resources to fund the ENT Charitable Fund.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 15th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - ENT Charitable Fund
  • 9:50 am Open Mic
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Open Forum: Future of Work discussion for the June 8th Nonprofit Commons meeting

Join us Friday, June 8th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting features a mentors central presentation and discussion around the recent keynote about the future of work by Tamara McCleary at the Digital Business World Congress 2018 #DES2018 in Madrid.
 
It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning tech, social media, or community questions you might have.
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 8th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central 
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Open Forum: discussion on Future of Work
9:50 am Open Mic
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Bernhard Drax Q/A of Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is Me documentary for 6/1 Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, June 1st for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, featuring a discussion and Q/A with Bernhard Drax (Draxtor Despres in Second Life) who recently produced the feature documentary “Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me”, chronicling the research of social scientists Donna Davis and Tom Boellstorff on embodiment and placemaking in virtual worlds. 
 
"Virtual Worlds, Disability, and New Cultures of the Embodied Self" is a research project with two Principal Investigators, Tom Boellstorff and Donna Z. Davis. The research is supported by the University of California, Irvine; the University of Oregon; and a grant from the National Science Foundation (Cultural Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society).
The researchers launched the community “Ethnographia" three years ago, creating a safe space for qualitative discussion, and therefore real research, on the individual experiences of anyone in Second Life who identifies, or is identified as, “disabled,” and the resulting documentary, presenting people in their own words, is something everyone should see.
 
Watch the full documentary at http://ourdigitalselves.com/documentary/ and come ready to discuss and ask questions.

 
Bernhard Drax is an award-winning producer who creates interactive audio/video content and devises new media concepts for corporate and academic clientele. In addition to producing music for film, television and the web Bernhard has a solid background in radio news production and print journalism.
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, June 1st, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Featured Discussion - Bernhard Drax, Q/A of “Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me” documentary 
9:00 am Mentors Central & Announcements 
9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Touring cybaLOUNGE Browser-Based Virtual World for the May 25th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, May 25th for the NonProfit Commons in Second Life meeting, which will feature Dieter Heyne (Edward Tarber in Second Life) who will discuss web-based virtual worlds, and host a tour of several spaces within the cybaLOUNGE web-based virtual world.

 

Dieter Heyne is a Computer Scientist, Software Architect, Virtual World Creator, and Metaverse traveler who has spent the last three years developing cybaLOUNGE, a web browser based virtual world.

 

Join us in Second Life!

 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 

Friday, May 25th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT) 

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 8:55 am Open Mic & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Tour of CybaLOUNGE
  • we will get a chance to tour a nonprofit meeting area in cybaLOUNGE, a 3D virtual world running entirely in your browser, which allows you to explore different locations, meet people, talk, and listen to music, presentations, or watch a movie. 

 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

Liberate Agency Amplification Via Avatar Identity for the May 18th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, May 18th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, this week featuring Renne Emiko Brock (Zinnia Zauber in Second Life) presenting on how avatar identity and agency can amplify learning. 
 
Instructors empower students through agency with active learning ownership, not with ultimate authority. Build validating lessons prior to entering virtual situations with surprising personal investigation, mood board creation, and character sketches. Develop education buy-in through accelerated and immediate avatar customization to reveal individuality and unlimited potential. Use reflection exercises to reveal how this experience exposed their real investment in themselves.
 
Renne Emiko Brock is an artist, instructor, and superhero, and you can find out more info at uniqueasyou.com
 
Join us in Second Life!
 
Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting 
Friday, May 18th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 
http://bit.ly/NPCinSL
 
AGENDA (all times below PT) 
8:30 am Introductions & Updates
8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
9:00 am Featured Discussion - Liberate Agency Amplification Via Avatar Identity
9:50 am Open Mic
 
 
The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Touring the Etopia EcoCommunity for the May 11th Nonprofit Commons meeting

Join us Friday, May 11th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, this week will feature Gloria Kraegel (Namaara MacMoragh in SL) and a tour of the Etopia EcoCommunity.  

Namaara MacMoragh, aka Gloria Kraegel, has 30+ years independent consulting experience focusing on helping nonprofits and cooperatives develop capacity through training, information management, and organizational systems development. She is also the creative force behind Etopia EcoCommunity in Second Life. Established in 2007, Etopia is designed to showcase real-world ideas for living sustainably in social, community, business, and environmental contexts.

You can learn more about Gloria's work at http://greatkreations.com and http://etopiaisland.org

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 11th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 8:55 am Open Mic
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Touring Etopia EcoCommunity

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

Questing for Good for the May 4th Nonprofit Commons Meeting

Join us Friday, May 4th for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting, this week we will return to the Fantasy Faire regions where Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo in Second Life) will tour us through the quest gameplay that guides participants through the Relay for Life charity fundraising activities.

 

Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, May 4th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater

http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

 

AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions & Updates
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central & Announcements
  • 9:00 am Featured Discussion - Questing Through Fantasy Faire
  • 9:50 am Community Open Mic & Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. http://nonprofitcommons.org

 

Many thanks to Brownrice Internet for hosting the NPSL site.

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